May 11, 2010 10:39 AM by Sharlee Jacobs

Former State Senator on Trial

MONROE, La. (AP) - Jury selection has begun in Monroe in the
federal tax trial of former state Sen. Charles Jones.
Jones is accused of failing to pay at least $190,000 in taxes.
He is charged with two counts of filing false tax returns and one
count of tax evasion.
The News-Star reports that most of Monday's first day was spent
interviewing a 59-member jury pool. Eight potential jurors were


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